Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thank You Julia

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I don't know about you, but I am not a person that likes change. I deal with it as we all have to but, it's not real easy. My bff is moving to Virginia in a couple of months. It's good for her and her hubby since they will be 15 minutes from their family.
We befriended a young couple from church when they moved to Pittsburgh 7 years ago. They had no family here so we became the Pittsburgh Mom & Dad. Then a job transfer came up and they had to move to Nevada. Again it was good for them because Ruben will be teaching a the University of Nevada and doing research. It's what he wanted.

Then the design team that I am on at Splitcoaststampers had a change just this week. My friend Julia Aston (aka artystamper) decided to leave because of other commitments. Again I totally understand, but I will miss her.

So for the color challenge this week we dedicated it to Julia. See the post here. Karen was our hostess and she chose a neutral palette in honor of Julia with basic black, very vanilla and crumb cake (kraft).

For my card I chose the Stampin-Up set “natures silhouettes”. I stamped it in crumb cake ink on to very vanilla cardstock. Used a Spellbinders oval die to cut it and layered it on a Spellbinder labels 18 die cut in kraft card stock.

On my card base I used the Sizzix embossing folder “scrollwork”. My sentiment is from the Stampin-Up set “blooming with kindness”.

I added some May Arts mesh ribbon and layered Stampin-Up’s 5/8” very vanilla grosgrain over that.

My bow is very vanilla ¼” grosgrain ribbon with a black rhinestone center.

Well that's it for me for today. So until next time.........God Bless.

Some other challenges:
  Creative Belli wants us to use rhinestones. Found these black ones in my stash. 2.  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge is ribbons & bows. 3.  Loves Rubber Stamps has an anything goes challenge.


  1. The embossed black background is gorgeous, Mary! I love this neutral palette! Thank goodness for today's technology. At least you will be able to easily keep in touch with your friends :)

  2. I'm with you, Mary, on not liking change so much. My two closest friends both moved away in the last two years and it hasn't been easy. I feel for you!

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! These colors are so sophisticated, and so is your design. Beautiful!

  3. Boy Mary I totally with you!! I told my sis the other day I must be getting old I really dont like change any more makes me feel unsettled, like you say you have to go with it but not happy about it, especially friends leaving :)
    Your card is beautiful, I love the embossing and how pretty the soft yellow looks on it ;)

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the black and yellow combo and the pretty image. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  5. Mary this is beautiful and the bow finishes it off perfect. Also love the monochromatic colours.
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  6. Beautiful card..classy and cas. Love it. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge this week. Hugs, Pat K.x

  7. Oh this is so beautiful, love the embossing and the great design and colors.

  8. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck.

    Caz PPC DT x

  9. This is just gorgeous! What a pretty color combination! I feel the same way about change...I think we become creatures of habit so sometimes it is tough to adjust :) Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope to have you play along with us again soon!

  10. Pretty card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge!!


  11. So elegant and beautiful!

    I am with you on change! I am preparing for some huge changes in my future and some days the only thing that keeps me going is knowing that God will bring me through anything!



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